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“360 Degree Photography” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting November 3, 2016

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Virtual tours and 360 degree photography will be Bruce Isaacson’s subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, November 10.  Photo Club vice president David Engstrom took this photograph at the Rimrock by Kinzua Dam.

Virtual tours and 360 degree photography will be Bruce Isaacson’s subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, November 10. Photo Club vice president David Engstrom took this photograph at the Rimrock by Kinzua Dam.

Jamestown, NY – Bruce Isaacson will be the presenter at the Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, November 10. His subject will be 360 degree photography, virtual tours, and the tools used to create these image
“Fog” and “Fall Colors” are the topics for the image review that opens the meeting at 6:15 p.m. Fog is about seeing what fog can bring to enhance or hinder an image. Fall colors is an overview of the spectacular colors autumn brings to this region of northwest Pennsylvania and the southern tier of New York

An illustrated presentation on adjusting your color to create better black & white photos will be in the 15-minute tech portion of the meeting.

There will also be a show and tell time when members can show off some of their best pictures.

A social time follows the program.

First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Community Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club President Cathy Abers-Kimball at (716) 664-3707 daytime or cathy@2ndlookgraphics.com of Club Vice President David Engstom at (814) 688-6474 or dceldpix523@gmail.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://www.jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

“Evening Photography” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting September 1, 2016

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“Evening Photography” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday evening, September 8, 2016. Shown here is member Pat Hellner’s view of the Allegany Reservoir.

“Evening Photography” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography
Club meeting on Thursday evening, September 8, 2016. Shown here is member Pat Hellner’s view of the Allegany Reservoir.

Jamestown, NY – “Evening Photography” is the subject at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, September 8, at 6:15 p.m. Cathy Abers-Kimball will describe best practices for either morning or evening photography, covering specific techniques for these times of day.

“Bokeh” and “Lighting Angles” are the topics for the image review that begins the meeting. Bokeh is about using the out-of- focus elements in the image to direct attention to your subject. Lighting Angles is a study of how front, side, and back light affect the look of your subject.

Illustrated presentations on not worrying about lens sharpness or noise and how to learn your camera will be in the 15-minute tech portion of the meeting.

A social time follows the program.

First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club President Cathy Abers-Kimball at (716) 664-3707 daytime or cathy@2ndlookgraphics.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at http://www.jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

“Composition Concepts” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting May 3, 2016

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 Cathy Abers-Kimball will present “Composition Concepts” at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday evening, May 12. She took this photograph of the great maple tree at the Audubon Nature Center.

Cathy Abers-Kimball will present “Composition Concepts” at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday evening, May 12. She took this photograph of the great maple tree at the Audubon Nature Center.

Jamestown, NY – Cathy Abers-Kimball will present “Composition Concepts” at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, May 12.

The illustrated talk at the 6:30 p.m. gathering brings a variety of different composition topics presented over several meetings into a unified focus..

“A Photo Story” and “How’d I Miss That” are the topics for the image review that opens the evening. “Photo Story” uses two to four pictures with a thread that holds them together. “How’d I Miss That” is about being over-enamored with a scene and perhaps missing scene elements that distract from the subject or doing a common camera mistake that isn’t caught until the images are reviewed later.

The usual short tech topic will also be part of the meeting.

A social time follows the program.

First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club President Cathy Abers-Kimball at (716) 664-3707 daytime or cathy@2ndlookgraphics.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at https://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

“Capturing a Moment in Time” is Focus of Audubon Photo Club Meeting April 5, 2016

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 Patricia Bellardo and Stephen Garvey will be the guest speakers at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday evening, April 14. The photographers are pictured here on a photo trip to Alaska.

Patricia Bellardo and Stephen Garvey will be the guest speakers at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday evening, April 14. The photographers are pictured here on a photo trip to Alaska.

Jamestown, NY – Two local photographers will be the guest speakers at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. Patricia Bellardo and Stephen Garvey will display and discuss their images as part of their mission of capturing a moment in time for others to enjoy.

Garvey has photographed team sports as well as nature and has some spectacular bird photos. Bellardo photographs people as well as nature.

Both will be sharing their works and their philosophy of capturing images. Although they are independent photographers with differing approaches to their compositions, they both focus on telling a story. They have been together for 14 years and look forward to sharing and talking about their work.

For more information on the presenters, visit them online at http://www.stevegarveyphoto.com and http://www.patbellardophotos.com.

An illustrated presentation on an introduction to layers as used in color and contrast adjustments in Photoshop Elements will be in the 15-minute tech portion of the meeting.

The topics for image review that begins the meeting are “Images created using ‘Contemplative Photography,’” which was covered at the March meeting, and “First signs of spring.”

A social time follows the program.

First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club President Cathy Abers-Kimball at (716) 664-3707 daytime or cathy@2ndlookgraphics.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at https://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

“Contemplative Photography” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting March 2, 2016

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 “Contemplative Photography” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, March 10. Shown here is a Cedar Waxwing on a Juneberry tree photographed by member Arlene Bonnett.

“Contemplative Photography” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, March 10. Shown here is a Cedar Waxwing on a Juneberry tree photographed by member Arlene Bonnett.

Jamestown, NY – Jennifer Schlick will present “Contemplative Photography” at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Contemplative photography is where the photographer lets go of expectations and instead gives themselves to the experience of perceiving what the world offers. They walk with no preconceived ideas of what they will photograph or what they will do with the photograph after taking it. Instead, they are open to being surprised and delighted by the world.

Schlick is a photographer and blogger who spends a lot of time in the woods. The program director at the Audubon Nature Center, her current favorite volunteer job is Women Create, the third biennial exhibit of women’s art that will be on display in downtown Jamestown from April 16 through May 11.

In the 15-minute tech portion of the meeting an illustrated presentation on The Inspired Eye series of ebooks will reinforce the contemplative photography concepts about the process of letting go.

“Leading lines” and “Good shots & near misses” are the topics for the image review that begins the meeting. Leading lines are used to direct the viewer’s eye to the focal point of your composition. Good shots follow from adjusting your shooting position and looking at the results.

A social time follows the program.

First-time visitors are welcome to visit free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club President Cathy Abers-Kimball at (716) 664-3707 daytime or cathy@2ndlookgraphics.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at https://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

“Direct the Viewer’s Eye” is Subject of Audubon Photo Club Meeting February 2, 2016

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“Direct the Viewer’s Eye” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, February 11. Shown here is a Mail Pouch barn in Sherman photographed by member Edie Wall

“Direct the Viewer’s Eye” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, February 11. Shown here is a Mail Pouch barn in Sherman photographed by member Edie Wall

Jamestown, NY – “Direct the Viewer’s Eye” is the subject at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, February 11, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. Cathy Abers-Kimball will present the topic: Using composition to direct the viewer’s eye. Many ways to improve your photos will be explored.

An illustrated discussion on 22 common landscape mistakes will reinforce the above ideas in the 15-minute tech portion of the meeting.

“Perspective from Repeating Patterns” and “Cropping” are the topics for the image review that begins the meeting. Repeating themes within the frame such as shapes, colors or lines strengthen a picture while echoing the viewer’s life’s experiences. Cropping is an essential tool for focusing a viewer’s attention and learning to see better.

A social time follows the program.

First-time visitors are welcome to visit free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club President Cathy Abers-Kimball at (716) 664-3707 daytime or cathy@2ndlookgraphics.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at https://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

“Composition Topics” is subject of Audubon Photo Club Meeting January 6, 2016

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 “Composition Topics” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, January 14. Shown here are snowy trees in early December, photographed by presenter Bill Smith.

“Composition Topics” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, January 14. Shown here are snowy trees in early December, photographed by presenter Bill Smith.

Jamestown, NY – “Composition Topics” is the subject at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. members Cathy Abers-Kimball and Bill Smith will review perspective and use of repeating patterns in creating compelling compositions. They will also explore how to use cropping to improve your composition post-shoot. Being aware of these will open you up to be more creative, resulting in more interesting photographs.

An illustrated discussion on 22 common landscape mistakes will reinforce the above ideas in the 15-minute tech portion of the meeting.

“Winter Lights” and “Favorite Images” are the topics for the image review that begins the meeting. Members will show some of their seasonal images taken in the past two months. The sharing and explanation of how they came to be helps everyone’s creativity.

A social time follows the program.

First-time visitors are welcome to visit free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Contact Club President Cathy Abers-Kimball at (716) 664-3707 daytime or cathy@2ndlookgraphics.com for more information, or visit the Club blog at https://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.

“Drone Photography” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting November 4, 2015

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“Drone Photography” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, November 12. Pictured here is the presenter, Justin Hanft, and the Dream It Do It quad-copter.

“Drone Photography” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, November 12. Pictured here is the presenter, Justin Hanft, and the Dream It Do It quad-copter.

Jamestown, NY – “Drone Photography” is the topic at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, November 12, at 6:30 p.m. Justin Hanft will describe, show and demonstrate drone photography with a quadcopter — for a different point of view!

For the past two years Hanft has been Chautauqua County Program Coordinator for Dream It Do It Western New York. Dream It Do It WNY is a workforce development initiative supported by the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce and Manufacturers Association of the Southern Tier. Its mission is to increase the skilled workforce pipeline entering careers in advanced manufacturing. In this role, Hanft is working with manufacturers and school districts to coordinate student/teacher manufacturing tours, student internships, and promote training in advanced manufacturing career fields for local students.

“Same Subject With Different Points Of View” and “Abstract” are the topics for the image review that begins the meeting. Same subject with different points of view encourages folks to think about where they put themselves relative to the subject. This spot affects how the foreground and background supports the subject. Abstract is about freeing the photographer to ignore what the subject is and simply compose an image.

The 15-minute tech talk will follow the abstract idea and will be a demonstration on adding a blurred version of an image to a sharp one to create a mix of real and the surrealistic.

A social time follows the program.

Visitors are welcome to participate free of charge for this meeting. Among the benefits of the annual $30 membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

For more information about the Club, visit http://www.jasphotoclub.wordpress.com or http://www.facebook.com/jasphotoclub789?fref=ts, call Cathy Abers-Kimball, Club president, at (716) 664-3707 weekdays, or email jasphotoclub@gmail.com.

“Basic Camera Settings” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting September 1, 2015

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Jamestown, NY – “Basic Camera Settings” is the topic at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m. Club member Bill Smith will review basic camera settings and show images taken with a range of settings to demonstrate their effects. Knowing how these settings change the look of images allows one to take pictures more creatively.

“Best Summer Images” is the topic for the image review that begins the meeting. Members will show six of their favorite images taken this summer. The sharing and explanation of how they came to be helps everyone’s creativity.

A social time follows the program.

First-time visitors are welcome to participate free of charge. The annual membership is $30. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

For more information about the Club, visit http://www.jasphotoclub.wordpress.com or http://www.facebook.com/jasphotoclub789?fref=ts, call Cathy Abers-Kimball, Club president, at (716) 664-3707 weekdays, or email jasphotoclub@gmail.com.

“Basic Camera Settings” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday evening, September 10. Shown here is Lincoln, the Nature Center’s Eastern Box Turtle, photographed by Club member Bonnie Bowen.

“Basic Camera Settings” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday evening, September 10. Shown here is Lincoln, the Nature Center’s Eastern Box Turtle, photographed by Club member Bonnie Bowen.

“Members Favorite Photos” is Topic of Audubon Photo Club Meeting May 6, 2015

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“Members Favorite Photos” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, May 14. Shown here are outgoing Club President Suzette Paduano and her photograph of a favorite avian subject, a local spring robin.

“Members Favorite Photos” will be the subject at the Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting on Thursday, May 14. Shown here are outgoing Club President Suzette Paduano and her photograph of a favorite avian subject, a local spring robin.

Suzette robinJamestown, NY – “Members Favorite Photos” is the topic at the next Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meeting.

On Thursday, May 14, at 6 p.m. members Suzette Paduano, Laurel Austin-Smith, and Bill Smith will show some of their favorite images and share details of how they came to be.

Paduano is the Club’s outgoing President, having served for nine years. She has a gift for portraying birds, flowers, and children. Smith and Austin-Smith are longtime members interested in a wide variety of subjects.

“Black & White” and “More Favorite Shots” are the topics for the image review that begins the meeting. Black & White is about using a B&W subject and finding a vantage point to isolate and emphasize the subject, to encourage people to think about the relationship of objects. More Favorite Shots is a few images from each member — a free-wheeling shower of shots that gives an introduction into the types of images each member likes to shoot.

The 15-minute tech talk will be a demonstration creating a panorama from several shots; it will explain why combining shots can be better than just using a wide-angle lens. Also shown will be a demo creating a greater depth macro flower picture by combining shots of a single flower where the focus point changes from shot to shot.

A social time follows the program.

Visitors are asked to pay $5 that can be applied toward the annual membership of $30 if application is made by the next meeting. Among the benefits of membership are discounts on photography classes, field trips, and the right to show photos at Club exhibits.

The Jamestown Audubon Nature Photography Club meets at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

For more information contact Club President Suzette Paduano at (716) 763-9492 or suzettepaduano@yahoo.com, or visit the Club blog at https://jasphotoclub.wordpress.com.